I had an extra eight kiddies in the house at one time or other during our week off. How nice that play-dates are now much more independent cases of running about in the field or playing spies in the garden. The children have had a relaxing and fun week with their friends, broken up by some extra activities that I organised for them.
The children made some lovely otter riverside homes at the forest centre.
Shrove Tuesday meant pancakes...
...and also pancake races in the garden.
Panda Girl requested ingredients to make 'Get Better Jelly' from her book.
Our local English Heritage site had Rifle Drill Training for mini soldiers.
Monkey Girl discovered that she can identify most of the statues in the gardens, including Mercury who she explained was also Hermes in Greek Mythology, Hercules, Athenia, Aphrodite, Leda and the Swan, Neptune and Zeus. I'm very proud of my Monkey Girl!
Library-ing with the cousins.
The wet, windy, grey persisted but we were very British about it and got completely bedraggled in the rain.